World’s 50 Best Bars: London 2022’s big wins
Which five London bars made the cut at the World’s 50 Best Bars awards this year?
In a ceremony held in Barcelona, the city of trendy Paradiso – which has been awarded the number one spot for 2022 – the annual World’s 50 Best Bars awards saw London's Connaught Bar, housed inside the five-star Mayfair hotel of the same name, fall from first place to eighth. The bar had held on to the top spot for two consecutive years.
The Connaught Bar, winner of the World's 50 Best Bars 2021
Holding on to its position in second place, though, is Tayēr + Elementary. Run by Monica Berg (formerly of Oslo’s Himkok) and Alex Kratena (of the Langham’s Artesian bar), the Shoreditch bar turned heads when it opened in 2019; its futuristic workstation and the sheer scientific geekery behind its drinks said this was a place which took mixology seriously.
Tayēr + Elementary
Three new London entries made the top 50 this year: Bethnal Green’s Satan’s Whiskers, which climbed to 23 (from 73 in 2021), Soho’s Swift, which jumped to number 30 on the list (from 57 the year before), and Haggerston’s A Bar with Shapes for a Name, coming in at 37 (up from 77 last year).
So, cocktail enthusiasts, there's your new hit-list. Cheers to them.